David Warner : David Warner broke Sachin Tendulkar’s all-time record with a century against South Africa 

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David Warner : It was David Warner’s 46th international century, the most by an opener. He has 20 centuries in ODIs, 25 centuries in Tests and one in T20Is. 

Australian batsman David Warner has surpassed legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar to become the opener with the most  centuries in international cricket. The 36-year-old batsman achieved this milestone against South Africa in the second ODI.  Warner was at his best in the match and smashed 106 balls which resulted in  12 fours and three sixes. He scored his run at a strike rate of 113.97. This is Warner’s 46th international century, the most by an opener. He has 20 centuries in ODIs, 25 centuries in Tests and one in T20Is. 

He surpassed Tendulkar who  scored 45 centuries in the opening round in international cricket. All  his centuries as an opener came in ODIs. 

Additionally, David Warner is now tied with England’s Joe Root  among active players. Both players have 46 international centuries. India’s star batsman Virat Kohli is at the top with a total of 76 international centuries, which is also the second most international centuries. Virat has scored 46 ODI centuries, 29 Test centuries and one T20I century. 

Additionally, David Warner overtook Matthew Hayden to become Australia’s eighth highest run-scorer in an ODI innings. In 144 ODIs, Warner now has 6136 runs at an average of 45.11. He  scored 20 centuries and 27 fifties in 142 ODIs with a top score of 179. Hayden  scored 6,131 runs in 160 ODIs at an average of 44.10 with 10 centuries and 36 fifties. Australia’s highest run-scorer  in ODIs is former skipper Ricky Ponting, who  scored 13,589 runs at an average of 41.81 with 29 centuries and 82 fifties. 

Coming into the game, South Africa chose to field first. Between Warner and Head, Australia opened with 109 runs  (64 from 36 balls,  nine fours and three sixes). Then, knocks from Marnus Labuschagne (124 from 99 balls with 19 fours and one six) and Josh Inglis (50 walks from 37 balls with seven fours and a six) helped Australia to 392/8 from 50 balls, their third highest total in ODIs . , with the second best figures being 417/6 against Afghanistan (2015) and 434/4 against South Africa (2006). 

The pick of the SA bowlers was Tabraiz Shamsi (4/61). Kagiso Rabada collected two goals, while Marco Jansen and Andile Phehlukwayo got one. 

Chasing 393, SA got off to a promising start with Quinton de Kock (45 off 30 balls with six fours and two sixes) and captain Temba Bavuma (46 off 40 balls with four boundaries and three sixes) stitching on 81 runs. opening tray After that, SA fell to 119/4. 

Then a  partnership of 58 runs between Heinrich Klaasen (49  balls with three fours and three sixes) and David Miller (49 balls with 52 balls with six fours) and 64 runs between Miller and Marco Jansen (23) brought SA close to 250. runs but they could not put up enough of a fight and were bowled out for 269 in 41.5 overs. 

Australia’s pick of the bowlers was Adam Zampa (4/48). Sean Abbott, Nathan Ellis and Aaron Hardie each received two cards. 

 Labuschagne won the Man of the Match award for his century.

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